It’s changed hands seven times in 63 years. Now the “Ovali,” the Beetle with the oval-shaped rear window, freshly painted and nicely spruced up, stands in its birthplace of Wolfsburg – on a special mission. It now belongs to newlyweds Nicolle and Jörg Horbank. It drove the 47-year-old car body builder and the 38-year-old dental assistant from Lomske (near Bautzen) into the factory – on a honeymoon trip across the country.
The Beetle was built in Wolfsburg on December 1, 1955, as an export model. “One day later, it was shipped out to Kempten,” says
Jörg Horbank on the history of the Beetle, which he bought in fairly desolate condition in 1994. For years, the Beetle fan searched for spare parts. In 2007, on a ride with a Beetle fan club, he met his now-wife Nicolle. When Jörg proposed to her in May 2017, it became clear: tThe honeymoon would be a trip in the Ovali, straight through Germany. With a stop in Wolfsburg, of course. No sooner said than done.